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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 85190

Dr Mark Collett MEd, DipTEd, MVSc, BVSc

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology

School of Veterinary Science

I am a registered specialist veterinary pathologist with the VCNZ. I have been teaching veterinary pathology for more than 30 years. My main research interest is liver diseases and photosensitisation of farm animals. 

My main research interest is photosensitisation diseases of cattle, sheep, horses, and dogs, This includes facial eczema as well as brassica-associated liver disease (BALD) in cattle, rape scald in sheep, spring eczema in calves and adult cattle, and other photosensitivity diseases of unknown cause. I lead a team investigating the cause of the large swede-associated liver disease outbreak in dairy cows in 2014.

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Contact details

  • Ph: 85190
    Location: 7.18, Vet Tower
    Campus: Turitea


  • Master of Education - University of Pretoria (1994)
  • Diploma in Tertiary Education - University of Pretoria (1989)
  • Master of Veterinary Science - University of Pretoria (1988)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science - University of Pretoria (1975)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research field includes spring eczema in cattle and Brassica photosensitivity in cattle. I am also interested in liver toxins and mechanisms of photosensitivity.


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics (070703): Veterinary Pathology (070709): Veterinary Sciences (070700)


Photosensitivity diseases of farm animals

Diagnostic pathology

Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses

Consultancy and Languages


  • Afrikaans
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Average

Media and Links


  • 30 Sep 2014 - Newspaper
    Mysterious cow-killing disease not unique
  • 29 Sep 2014 - Newspaper
    Cow-Killing disease not unique
  • 11 Feb 2015 - Newspaper
    Caution expected over transition swede feed
  • 02 Feb 2015 - Newspaper
    Caution over transition feed
  • 01 Dec 2014 - Newspaper
    Swede questions stil unanswered

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